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for joining us. >>> rupert murdoch facing new allegations of slesing reporting tactics. two more of his newspapers engulfed in scandal. live images now as two crew members from the international space station begin a lengthy list of chores. >>> cia plot revealed in the chase of osama bin laden. we will tell you about the fake vaccination drive to collect dna samples. >>> we begin this morning with the most powerful media empirs in the world rocked by a scandal that grows deeper and wider. two more of rupert murdoch's newspapers in great britain now face their own accusations of appallinging wrong doing. their report target no less than the royal family and a former prime minister. in fact, gordon brown says the paper had links to criminals in order to hack into his bank accounts. and the medical records of his seriously ill son. meanwhile, members of parliament are demanding tough answers from police. how do they not uncover a hacking conspiracy that could mushroom to thousands of victims? let's get the latest from rivers live in london. they are asking murdoch and his son to testify? >
. and today, the media mogul who owns the paper, rupert murdoch, swooped in, trying to limit the damage. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. >> reporter: rupert murdoch rushed to london today to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. as he arrived, he was reading the last issue of "the news of the world." the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> i think if you've done wrong, you should face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by the criminal excesses of its reporters in search of sensational stories. but in the eyes of many, it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebekah brooks, who dined with murdoch tonight. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stayed. but murdococmay lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain consider a near monopo
and not going away. >> you might wonder how it's going to affect murdoch's acquisition of sky news. >> yeah, and that was something that they were resisting all along, and now they have embraced it and it's effectively giving them 24 weeks of breathing space while that is looked into by the competition commission, and i guess they're hoping the hysteria around the story calms down a bit and allows them to get that deal through. it's looking less and less likely, it must be said, that that deal would be approved now. and there are all sorts of strands to the stories. one newspaper here says the queen's personal details were sold by a corrupt police officers that were charged with protecting her to a journalists from "the news of the world." if this is true, it's difficult to imagine a more serious breach of security for the royal family. not only those phone numbers and those around her that were handed over, but supposedly her eye -- itenary. >> he was pictured yesterday with his embattled chief executive, rebecca brooks, having a meal in an exclusive area of london. no comment, really. he
, "the news of the world" folds. but the hacking scandal tainting rupert murdoch's media empire keep exploding. two more murdoch newspapers now accused of trying to tap into the personal information of a former british prime minister. and pakistan's reaction to news that the united states government is cutting millions of dollars in military aid. i'll talk to the country's ambassador to the united states about the growing tension and the impact on the war on terror. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." the federal debt is soaring high or above the limit almost by the second. and president obama is vowing to hold daily negotiations to raise the ceiling if that's what it takes. another round of talks broke up just a little while ago without repeat any break through. with 22 days left the president says he won't accept the stop gap plan to prevent america from defaulting on its debts. he used a news conference this morning to challenge both parties and to lay down some markers. >> i will not sign a 30-day or a 60-day or a 90-day extension. that's just not an acceptable appr
:00 am out west. british tabloid news of the world should down, owner rupert murdoch, the murder victim's family, says has not apologized. >>> urgent talks on how to slash spending head back to the table today. >>> we begin with more stunning allegations against british tabloid "news of the world." "the daily mirror" is reporting that staffers with the now defunct paper tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. owner rupertmurdoch arrived in london. zain verjee has all the details. >> british tabloid "the mirror" is quoting a former new york city cop that's making these allegations that "news of the world" journalists tried to hack into the mailboxes and voice mails of victims of 9/11. now, this former cop says he was contacted by "news of the world" journalists who said they would pay him to retrieve these phone records right the way through and to 9/11, calls to the relatives, to give them the ability to see exactly who the victims were talking to up until 9/11. this former new york city cop is now a private investigator and he is saying, according to "the daily mirror" report, t
in the capital of cirri, damascus. rupert murdoch is expected to arrive in london shortly to take challenge of the phone hacking crisis. it has led to the closure of this sunday's edition. the editor of the newspaper until 2007 has been released on bail after being interviewed about allegations of corruption. >> what happened? have written better if he were -- and the probably been better if he were still at the helm. concern -- conspiracy and corruption. finding himself in the political doc, the prime minister decided to plead guilty for failing to take seriously the epidemic of phone hacking. >> we turned a blind eye to the need to sort this issue, to get on top of bad practices, to change the way newspapers are related. we have not correct this issue. >> their work, though, mitigating circumstances. he, like other politicians, wanted the papers to help him win. >> a relationship that came too close, became too cozy. do we spend enough time asking questions about how these organizations are regulated, and malpractice and the rest of it? no, we did not. >> david cameron was warned before t
, one of rupert murdoch's most successful papers in the world shuts down. you can call it the end of "the world." after a huge scandal. can he do enough to keep this embarrassing situation from causing damage to the rest of his media empire? you see some of the examples, the "wall street journal," "new york post," fox news, harper collins, 20th century fox. all these part of the rupert murdoch media empire and could be threatened by the news of the end of "the world." >> it's horrifying what some of the people who worked at this paper were doing. you can understand why the whole thing has been shelved. >> indefensible. >> truly, truly indefensible. >>> coming up later this half hour as well, it was mission impossible for team usa's female soccer team. they were moments away from defeat to the brazilian team when they surprised the world. it is our favorite story of the day. many people considered brazil to just to be knock 'em dead. >> this was an unbelievable game. unbelievable. >> here we go here goes daniel. hold him back. >> i can't overstate how exciting th
edition of britain's "news of the world" on the stands rupert murdoch arrived in london today. his company's british subsidiary closed it after news that they hacked the phone of a teenager who was dead. >>> a strong earthquake rocked japan's northeastern quake. today's 7.1 tremor prompted tsunami add advisories later canceled. there are no reports of injuries or damage. >>> china no longer a rising world power. instead china has arrived. those words today from the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen in beijing in a four-week visit. china's growing military strength comes with an obligation to the world. >> greater military power must come greater responsibility, greater cooperation and just as important, greater transparency. without these things the expansion of military power in your region rather than making it more secure and stable, could have the opposite effect. >> this china trip is one of admiral mullen's final acts as joint chiefs chairman. he retires this fall. now to the white house where in just four hours, heated deficit reduction talks could further in
both the reputation and the share price of mr. murdoch's media empire just as he seeks to expand it here in britain. police are continuing their investigation. meanwhile there will be a government inquiry into the very nature of tabloid journalism here in britain. >> is there still talk that the employees that lost their jobs might be redistributed to "the sun" newspaper and start printing a sunday edition which is also owned by the murdoches? >> reporter: there has been speculation that perhaps we will see a "sun" on sunday. no confirmation of that. it has been striking that of all the journalists, 200 or so who lost their jobs last week without any warning whatsoever, very few have come forward with any overt criticism of how they've been treated. so leads one to suspect that perhaps they hold out some expectation that there will be a future job for them at some point within the overall stable of news international. >> certainly the store i have is far from over. anna bell roberts, thanks, appreciate it vrnlths one of latin america's most popular singers is dead. cabral was kil
outrage, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop presidential h
of the rupert murdoch media empire. several employees have already been interviewed by police. the "new york post" calls the allegations deplorable and unacceptable. rebecca brooks, the editor of "news of the world" at the time says she is, quote, sickened that these events are alleged to have happened. >>> also, actor hugh grant says he's the latest celebrity to be hacked by the tabloid. he spoke to richard quest today and richard joins us. he'll be joining us in just a little bit. and interest what hugh grant has to say. >>> now, after a decade and a half on the run, accused boston gang boss james "whitey" bulger is back in court today, being arraigned for his alleged role in 19 murders. he pleased not guilty to all of the charges against him. bulger was the head of a south boston irish gang and was the inspiration for the character portrayed by jack nicholson in the movie "the departed." >> when i was your age, they would say we could become cops or criminals. what i'm saying is this, when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference? >> allegedly bulger was also an fbi informant. an
. >>> billionaire rupert murdoch is in crisis mode. he's now in london where a tabloid scandal is threateningn his media empire. his paper news of thor good yes. folded for good yesterday. brought down by revelations that reporters hacked into systeml system to get their famously sensational stories. outrage over this scandal is likely to derail his latest megadeal. for a british tv s svice. >>> so today's 7/11. therefore, guess which convenience store is offering a free promotion. 7-eleven is giving away slurpees. >> how about that? i like the cherry flavor. mixed with a little cola. >>> all right, at the box office, transformers -- dark of the moon held on to the top spot. after its second weekend, it took in $261 million. transformers added $47 million this weekend. horrible bosses had a pretty strong debut with $28 million. zookeeper was in third with the $21 million. >> a re-life counterpart to george clooney's character from the movie up in the air, he wanted to hit 10 million miles. tom stuker did that. it took him 29 years and almost 6,000 trips on united airlines. now, he'll always get up
to 7.5 million readers, this is for you. >> the owner of news of the world, rupert murdoch, will fly to london to deal with the scandal personally. quarter before the half. 15 before the hour. >> any of those things. i think it's all legit. 6:45 right now. you can say uft psychiatric look that. >> what's up, chuck? it's all digital. >> obviously there are a lot of on kids used to digital they have a hard time reading a clock. beautiful looking sunday morning. we'll be back with all the ins navigating today's real estate market is complicated. you've seen the signs. that's why having the right real estate agent is more important than ever. at remax.com, you can find experts in short sales or bank-owned properties or commercial real estate, agents who can help speed up the process, no matter how intricate. and that's good news, whether you're trying to sell or hoping to buy. because the only sign you really want to see is "sold." nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. it works great on wet or dry skin because it's seriously waterproof and ultra sweat-proof. c
of news of the world, media magnet, rupert murdoch, will fly to london today to deal with the scandal personally. >>> day one included a walk on the red carpet and a high-profile charity polo match. nbc's gina kim shows us the turnout in hollywood for the couple's first u.s. visit. >> reporter: a royal visit to tinsel town wouldn't be complete without a walk down the red carpet. saturday night some of the biggest turned out in front of the duke and duchess of cambridge. >> i would not be here if it were not for the royal aspect. that was the honey to my bee. >> this is fantastic for england and for all the new talent here tonight. >> by far the most glamorous event the royal couple hosted the british academy of film and television arts brits to watch in downtown los angeles where up and coming british talent are introduced to hollywood's movers and shakers. >> when the american and british get together, magic happens. let's continue the winning formula. >> reporter: earlier saturday they were helicoptered into santa barbara where the prince showed off his riding shots against an ameri
'll bring it to you live. after 168 years, newscorp ceo rupert murdoch has decided to shut down the best selling newspaper because of a scandal. skye news reporter joins us from london with the very latest. >> well, here at the former headquarters of the news of the world, there is very little activity but as you say, after 168 years, the news of the world is no more. but earlier today, about 12:00 u.k. time, rupert murdoch arrived at the headquarters. he was in the front passenger seat of a red range rover. he was holding up and reading what appears to be the latest, the final edition of the news of the world newspaper. he was here relatively briefly and then left shortly after. really, he is here in the u.k. for two main reasons. the first is to take control of the handling of this phone hacking situation. that has really put a cloud over the news of the world newspaper at news international and also has been for -- i think really that is crucial for rupert murdoch and the reason that he is in the u.k. today, the amount of money, revenue that newscorp could bring in did go through, wh
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